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Robert “Bob” Herkes remembered

He was a hotelier, a police commissioner, a County Council member, a state senator, a state representative and, more recently, a member of the Hawaii Tourism Authority. But most of all, Robert “Bob” Herkes was a dogged fighter for the people.

UHH ranked most-diverse four-year school

The Chronicle of Higher Education has ranked the University of Hawaii at Hilo as the most diverse four-year public institution in the country. The UH System filled out all the top spots in that category, with UH-Maui College, UH-West Oahu and UH-Manoa ranking in Nos. 2-4, respectively.

Elections officer explains troubled Hawaii primary

HONOLULU — Hawaii Chief Elections Officer Scott Nago tried to explain a host of problems that occurred during the recent primary election held in the wake of a tropical storm — from why a makeup election was held after initially telling voters of closed Big Island precincts they would be mailed ballots to why 800 ballots went uncounted on Maui.

Enjoy hula kahiko at Volcano Art Center this morning

The Volcano Art Center’s Hula Kahiko Series will continue at 10:30 a.m. today, with performances by three halau: Hula Kalehuak‘ieki‘eika‘iu from Volcano, under the direction of kumu hula Ab Valencia; Hula Kamamolikolehua of Kaka‘ako, Oahu, directed by kumu hula Pohaikealoha Souza, and Hula Kalehua‘apapaneoka‘au from Palolo, Oahu, under the direction of kumu hula Patrick Kapuawehi Choy.